What do we do?
The Power subsystem is responsible for all of the electronics within the spacecraft. They oversee power generation and distribution, control circuitry for valves and connecting controllers and sensors. When team members aren’t working on the current iteration of our spacecraft they spend their time on longer term projects like integrating solar panels into our latest design and characterizing the batteries to learn more about them.
Meet the Team
Praharsh Verma was born in India and grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is expected to graduate in Fall 2021 with a major in Computer Engineering and a minor in Math and Physics. Apart from Lunar Lion, he does research at Dr. Almekkay’s Lab in the Biomedical Acoustics. During his free time, Praharsh is also working on a screenplay for a short sci-fi horror film and documenting immigrant owned businesses in NYC.
Zach is a Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering and lives in State College, PA. Zach joined Lunar Lion in the summer of 2017 in the Power Subsystem to gain hands on work experience and to further his understanding of electrical components and systems. When not working at Lunar Lion, Zach enjoys different types of woodworking, traveling to new places and cooking with home grown plants from his hydroponic system.
Michael is a Senior majoring in Electrical Engineering from Lancaster, PA. Michael joined Lunar Lion in the Spring of 2017. He is mostly interested in designing, debugging, and testing power systems. In his free time, he is a freelance photographer that specializes in portraiture.